Creative Writing Minor

The Minor in Creative Writing allows students to pursue their creative passions in a supportive community of fellow writers in workshops, craft seminars, and publishing courses. Students acquire essential skills in storytelling, effective communication, writing, and creative thought—along with a deeper understanding of audience and entertainment—that will serve them in any field, from Biology to Criminal Justice, from Theatre Arts to Philosophy. The Creative Writing Minor is also open to English Majors.


Requirements for a Minor in Creative Writing (12 hours)

  • 3 Courses (9 hours) in upper-level Creative Writing workshops and/or Editing & Publishing
  • 1 Course (3 hours) in upper-level English Literature or Rhetoric & Composition
(21 total hours when including Core English courses required of all UIW majors: ENGL 1311: Composition I, ENGL 1312: Composition II, and ENGL 2310: World Literature.)